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Choose from the following:
Artillery Company of Newport The Astors' Beechwood Mansion
Beavertail Lighthouse Belcourt Castle
The Breakers Butterfly Zoo at the Newport Butterfly Farm
Green Animals Topiary Gardens International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum
Issac Bell House Jamestown Windmill
The Marble House Museum of Newport History
The Museum of Yachting Naval War College Museum
Newport County Convention & Visitors Bureau Watson Farm


 

Artillery Company of Newport
Military Museum
23 Clarke Street
Phone: 401-846-8488

One of the most outstanding collections of foreign and domestic militaria to be seen in the USA. Started in 1960, it has grown from a minute collection that today represents over one hundred countries throughout the known world.

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The Astors' Beechwood Mansion
580 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI

Summer home of William Backhouse Astor and The Mrs. Astor. Costumed actors re-create the fabulous 1890's lifestyle by remaining in character and treating visitors as if they were personal guests of Mrs. Astor, the undisputed Queen of American society. Living history tours, murder mystery tours, tea dance tours, private parties, etc. Please call ahead for hours of operation and details.

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Butterfly Zoo at the Newport Butterfly Farm
1038 Aquidneck Ave.
Middletown, RI
Phone: 401-849-9519

Just north of Newport, this 30 by 100 foot screened in greenhouse exhibit is home to butterflies from all over the world. Visitors can mingle with the butterflies. Guided tours are available. Please call for hours of operation.

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Belcourt Castle
657 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI
Phone: 401-846-0669

Louis XIII-style castle designed by Richard Morris Hunt for Oliver H.P. Belmont and the former Mrs. W.K. Vanderbilt. Exhibits a full-size gold Coronation Coach and the largest collection of antiques and treasures in Newport. Please call ahead for hours of operation.

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The Breakers
Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI
Phone: 401-847-1000

A national historic landmark. Newport's most palatial summer residence was built for Cornelius Vanderbilt by Richard Morris Hunt. The symmetry of design, opulence and lavish use of alabaster, marble, mosaics, and antique woods rival the magnificent northern Italian Renaissance palaces after which it was modeled. The 70 room mansion overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Please call for hours of operation

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International Tennis Hall of Fame
194 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Phone: 401-849-3990

This museum is housed in the Newport Casino, an architectural masterpiece built in 1880. The six-acre facility played host to the U.S. National Lawn Tennis Championships, now known as the U.S. Open, from 1881 to 1914. 13 grass tennis courts are open to the public for a portion of the year. The Museum showcases the sport's entire history with exhibits featuring tennis greats from all periods. Please call for hours of operation

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Issac Bell House
Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI
Phone: 401-847-1000

One of the finest examples of Shingle style architecture in America. The house was an early commission for the firm of McKim, Mead and White by Issac Bell, the brother-in-law of James Gordon Bennett, Jr., publisher of the New York Herald. Please call ahead for hours of operation.

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Marble House
Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI
Phone: 401-847-1000

A mansion built for William K. Vanderbilt. Please call ahead for hours of operation.

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Museum of Newport History
Brick Market
127 Thames Street
Newport, RI
Phone; 401-846-0813

An overview of Newport's rich and varied history and architectural beauty. Living history told through objects, images and paintings as well as state of the art interactive computers and videos. Please call ahead for hours of operation.

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The Museum of Yachting
Fort Adams State Park
Phone: 401-847-1018

This museum chronicles the history of yachting through its displays of photos, painting, memorabilia and various vessels. Please call ahead for hours of operation

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Naval War College Museum

686 CushingRoad (Naval Base)
In Founders Hall.
Phone: 401-841-3511

The original site of the naval War College and site of historian Alfred Thayer Mahan's writing of the epochal, The influence of Sea Power Upon History, first published in 1890. Featuring exhibits on the history of naval warfare and the naval heritage of Narragansett Bay. Ploease call ahead for hours of operation

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Newport County Convention & Visitor's Bureau

23 America's Cup Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-849-8048
Toll-free: 800-976-5122

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Green Animals Topiary Gardens
Cory's Lane, off Rte 114
Portsmouth, RI
Phone: 401-847-1000

north of Newport, this garden includes Eighty sculptured trees and shrubs, some shaped in animal forms, espalliered fruit trees, a rose arbor and formal flower beds. Please call ahead for hours of operation.

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Beavertail Lighthouse
Beavertail Point, Beavertail State Park
Phone: 401-423-3270 or 884-2010

on Conanicut Island, west of Newport. The original base of the third lighthouse established in America was uncovered after the 1938 hurricane. The present granite tower just north of the original light was erected in 1856. The point also offers spectacular views of the state's Atlantic coastline. Please call for hours of operation.

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Jamestown Windmill
North Road, off Rte 138
Jamestown, RI
Phone: 401-423-1798

on Conanicut Island, west of Newport. Owned by the Jamestown Historical Society. Please call for hours of operation

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Watson Farm
455 North Road
Jamestown, RI
Phone: 401-423-0005

a working farm with cattle, sheet, horses, chickens and a large garden. A 2 mile walking trail with views of farmland and Narragansett Bay. School and other programs are available. Please call for hours of operation.

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